Events + Programming

Exhibition Opening Events


Artist Roundtable


Friday, September 29, 2017
UBC Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall, Vancouver

Artists, curator Raghavendra Rao K.V., and members of the South Asian Canadian Histories Association shared their work and the artistic intervention in the story of Canada at 150+. This conversation was moderated by Dr. Anne Murphy, Associate Professor, Department of Asian Studies at UBC. Sameer Farooq’s and Umesh Maddanahalli’s work for the exhibition, were on view.


Art Exhibition Opening + Art Walk

Saturday, September 30, 2017
12:00pm onwards
Punjabi Market & All India Sweets and Restaurant, 6560 Main Street, Vancouver.

Public joined the artists and members of the South Asian Canadian Histories Association for a public art display, performances, and art walk that explored the “Canada at 150+: Trauma, Memory and the Story of Canada” works in the Punjabi Market. The exhibition at the Punjabi Market featured works by three prominent Canadian artists – Vikky Alexander, Sonny Assu, and Hyung-Min Yoon – from across the country.


At the Intersections

Saturday, September 30, 2017 + Saturday, October 14, 2017
2:00 – 4:00pm
All India Sweets & Restaurant, 6560 Main Street, Vancouver.

Walking Tour Guides: Naveen Girn, Paneet Singh and Milan Singh.

"At the Intersections" was a series of walking tours in the Punjabi Market as a part of the programming for the "Canada at 150+: Trauma, Memory, and the Story of Canada" art exhibition. Walking tour guides Naveen Girn, Paneet Singh, and Milan Singh shared stories of politics, protests and processions and linked the history of the Market to the larger history of the South Asian community in Vancouver. In the first tour, attendees also had an opportunity to engage with artists whose work was featured in the exhibition and curator Raghu Rao K. V. In total, there were over 60 participants.


Art Performance & Artist Talkback

Friday, October 13, 2017
SFU Woodward’s, 149 West Hastings Street, Downtown Vancouver in the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre

Bangalore-based conceptual and performance artist Umesh M.S. engageg with the Canada 150+ theme in a short performance followed by a conversation with the performer, artist Jason Baerg, and exhibition curator, Raghavendra Rao K.V. Jason Baerg’s digital artwork was on view in the atrium of SFU Woodward’s, inviting guests to join for an evening of art and conversation.